Student Application for the 2017 Fall Term.


Discovery University Application

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  • Course Descriptions


  • Digital Photography
    The purpose of this class is to give you everything you need to know about digital photography to make a quality photograph, from camera to digital darkroom to printing. This will include skills in using the camera, lighting, uploading images and printing. With these skills you will be able to photograph people, places and your favourite things. You will be equipped to photograph your world with confidence. Photography is a great tool for navigating the world. Picking up a camera, though, does not give you permission to photograph anything you want. One needs to know the difference between public and private. Students will learn there are certain protocols for different subject matter. Through learning about the world of photography you will view the world and your place in it differently.

    Sociology Through Stand-Up
    This course provides an introduction to sociological thinking through the context of stand-up comedy (and comedy, more generally). We’ll look at how comedy reveals some of the taken-for granted aspects of our lives, from issues of class, gender, and race, to culture, inequality, and the construction of knowledge (and a whole lot in-between). We will pay particular attention to the ways in which comedy is often used as a form of social critique, speaking truth to power. We will also explore the implications of power relations in our society and the ways in which sociology is able to orient us toward an alternative future, or a sense that things could be different.

    Friendship and Social Solidarity
    Friendship is one of the most prevalent forms of social relationship. As a matter of fact, most human beings tend to have friends and do various social activities with them. Some of these activities are routine and mundane, like going for a walk or beer, or shopping, while others can be more engaging and meaningful. For instance, faced with an adversity in life, many of us think of our friends who can lend a helping hand. In other words, we assume that our friends, or good friends, at least, will be reliable and helpful when chips are down and that they will not fly away in troubled times. But what is the source of above expectation and confidence? What is friendship? Why do we want to make friends? And why should we care about it anyways? In this course we will reflect over these questions and think through some leading conceptions of friendship found in the history of Western philosophical thought.
  • * The Digital Photography course will only consider applicants who have not previously participated in the program. Course details for days and time will be stated in the acceptance letters.
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  • If you have no permanent address, please list the agency where you are staying, or where you can be contacted, or by whom.
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  • EDUCATION


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  • For statistical purposes, we are collecting data on our students' sources of income. If you are willing to share this information, please state your source of income in the space provided. (e.g. Ontario Works, ODSP, pension, etc.).
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  • WRITTEN STATEMENT


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  • Please write one or two paragraphs explaining why you would like to be a student in the Fall 2017 term. Please note that this writing will be used to evaluate your literacy level as well your enthusiasm for the course material. Both first time and repeat students are required to submit a written statement. If interested in the Digital Photography class, please state whether you have a camera of your own or would require a loan of equipment.
  • PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE


  • For new students, you must submit a professional reference. References must be a professional who knows you well, such as a counselor, agency supervisor, clergy, doctor or case worker. We understand that this information gives us permission to speak with your reference. Please let this person know that you have given us their name and permission to ask about you.
  • Completed applications must be returned no later than Monday August 28th, 2017 to: Discovery University, The Ottawa Mission, 35 Waller St. Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
    Tel: 613-914-4575 Fax: 613-234-2813
  • The organizations involved in planning this program are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your confidentiality. By signing you are giving consent to allow The Ottawa Mission to use the information collected, ie. your gender, age, education, source of income, and interests for statistical and evaluation purposes only. Any information that reveals parts of your identity will NOT be used.